Fulfilling the wishes of Palliative Care Patients


Barbara Maddern is a delightful and forever positive 82 year old woman. She is suffering from secondary lung cancer and is in the 14th month of her 2 year prognosis
When presented with the opportunity of a wish, Barbara chose to take her youngest daughter Susan on a scenic rail trip down to Wellington. This seemed so fitting for Barbara, as Susan is her principle caregiver.
Barbara and Susan were treated like Queens. Thank you Wellington!!

The adventure began with a trip on the Northerner to Wellington, Thank you Great Journeys of New Zealand. Five fabulous nights at QT Museum Wellington followed, including a beautiful meal at the hotel’s 5 star Hippopotamus Restaurant and Cocktail Bar. Fantastic Meals at the Boulcott Street Bistro, Joe's Garage and Te Papa Café were all in the mix.

A tour of Wellington was kindly provided by the Wellington Hop On Hop Off Scenic Tours . For the rest of the time Barbara had her own personal driver, chauffeuring her around our beautiful capital city, thanks to Wellington Combined Taxis

Thank you so much to all the generous people who helped make Barbara’s wish come true!